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1224 Star Starred
Illusion Theater
Hennepin Center for the Arts - 8th Floor 528 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 34 members
Review from Kurt Biedermann

Quirky little musical that we really enjoyed. Strong cast and staging - Bat Boy is amazing in voice and performance! There are a few uncomfortable twists - but that's part of the charm.

reviewed Nov 03 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Patricia Wasson Stark

THE BEST! I've been to 17 plays since August, and this is the best!
This actor was SO good--you can totally believe he is a real bat boy!
There are scenes that aren't appropriate for children, but they are totally hilarious!
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reviewed Oct 30 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from B.

Minneapolis Musical Theatre always does such a great job with their productions. The voices are phenomenal, and Tyler Michaels playing Bat Boy could not have been more perfect in the role. I have been going to MMT productions for 3 years now,...continued

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“It’s remarkable what intelligent wit can accomplish.” -The New York Times
“A wacky, whimsical and hip tour de force.” -USA Today


Back by popular demand, Bat Boy: The Musical swoops into town for a three-week run opening on Halloween weekend. This clever and quirky Off-Broadway musical offers a hilariously off-kilter plot, with surprising twists turns and a lesson about accepting your inner beast. The comedy-horror spoof follows the story of a half boy/half bat creature discovered in a cave and civilized by townspeople. He even finds love. However, a deep, dark secret looms…

With story and book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming, and music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe, Bat Boy: The Musical became an instant success when it first opened Off-Broadway in 2001, winning “Best Musical” awards at both the Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards. 

The cast of MMT’s production includes Tyler Michaels (Bat Boy), Corey de Danann (Meredith Parker), Tim Kuehl (Dr. Thomas Parker), Alex Kotlarek (Shelley Parker), Christian Unser (Sheriff Reynolds), Bryan Porter (Rick Taylor/Daisy), Debra Berger (Ron Taylor/Maggie), Kecia Rehkamp (Ruthie Taylor/Ned), Ryan Grimes (Mrs. Taylor/Rev. Hightower/Roy), Bart Ruf (Pan/Bud), and Jodi Tripp (Lorraine/Doctor). Directed by Steven Meerdink.

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